Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc [David Elliott]; 2019 YA Releases

I remember seeing Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliott everywhere just a few months ago. I have to admit, it wasn't really for me then and that hasn't exactly changed much now. I'll be frank in this, I don't really know a whole lot about Joan of Arc. Admittedly, I've never really been…

Otto and Yapper’s Pollution Problem; Recent NetGalley Requests

These two requests are both by the same author and both about pollution of places where animals live. I definitely see them both as important books and I couldn't be more pleased to see that children are being exposed to these issues early with stories like the ones that Chez Rafter is writing. The lake…

Unleaving [Melissa Ostrom]; 2019 YA Releases

Ugh. I almost wanted to read Unleaving by Melissa Ostrom. I'm still tempted, but that temptation is somewhat tempered by the fact that this book includes some ridiculous tension involved in a potential murder or kidnapping. And I just cannot. Why, why would someone ruin a book about the aftermath of sexual assault, the trauma, and the…

Orchids and Graves; Recent NetGalley Requests

So, one of these books I desperately want. The other...I'm just mildly interested in how great the cover looks. And unfortunately, I've already been denied the beautiful book I did want. An incredible sounding novel about two kingdoms under the oppression of another. At the risk of sounding somewhat ridiculous...I accidentally requested this murder mystery for…

In Another Life [C. C. Hunter]; 2019 YA Releases

Now, ordinarily I probably would have written off a book like In Another Life by C. C. Hunter as a result of a) not loving contemporaries, b) not being incredibly interested in adoption and life being throw off by divorced parents, and c) not liking stories that involve the word kill in the synopsis. With that…